PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Heather Tow-Yick, a member of the board of the Moses Brown School and a corporation member of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Rhode Island, on Wednesday announced she is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in House District 4.
Tow-Yick, 38, is a 1998 graduate of Brown University, she said in a news release, where she studied American Civilization and English and American literature. She graduated from Columbia University Teachers College in 2001, and received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management in 2007.
While at Brown, Tow-Yick represented the university in five national championships for sailing and was named All-American in 1997 and 1998.
She formerly worked as an English and U.S. history teacher through Teach for America, and was appointed special assistant to New York City Chancellor of Education Joel Klein, whose agency oversaw an operating budget of $15 billion and served 1.1 million students.